Dental implants are an extremely reliable form of tooth replacement. They have an incredible success rate of 95%, and we always take whatever steps we can to address any potential complications before the treatment begins. But in rare cases where your dental implants fail, we encourage you to call our office right away. Dr. Jacobs and the rest of our team will work quickly to figure out what went wrong, put a stop to your pain, and save your new smile. today to see if this is the right choice for restoring your smile.
While there isn’t just one possible cause of dental implant failure, it is most commonly the result of an infection called peri-implantitis. The tissues around the dental implant are attacked by harmful bacteria and deteriorate over time. Consequently, your gums and jawbone may no longer be able to support your dental implant posts, causing them to come loose.
Failed osseointegration, physical trauma, and certain medical conditions can also cause problems with your dental implants. When you visit our office, we’ll take the time to identify the underlying cause of your implant failure so we can properly address it.
Dental implant failure can happen at any time. Sometimes problems occur during the healing process after surgery, but in other cases, dental implants can stay in your mouth for decades before eventually failing. The most common signs of dental implant failure include:
We’ll examine your mouth and gather as much information as we can about your symptoms. Then, we’ll explain what treatments can be used to restore your oral health. In some cases, we might be able to treat the problem while leaving your dental implants where they are. However, sometimes it’s necessary to take the implants out; it may be possible to replace them later once treatment is complete.